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Feb 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
fact that president obama is putting climate change back on the agenda for washington policymakers urging action in both the inaugural address and the state of the union and saying if congress does not meet to act the targets set forth in cope pen hague again, he will. we listened to some of the conversation between senior hill staff and administration and folks from dough and i like to know what the real significant, and how significant is it that president obama is engaging at this level. >> first of all it is great to see you and great to see everybody here. now, you asked me this question. and actually i think it is really significant that he mentioned climate in both of those occasions because if you, if you think about washington for the last few years, after the attempt to pass broad, comprehensive climate legislation in 2010 there was just no talk about climate. i mean people talked about clean energy and people talked about green jobs and people talked everything else but climate. and i think that was really a mistake. it is sort of, it understates the urgency of what we'r
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am EST
cia director hayden spoke in washington. the obama administration is expected to announce new measures today including possible fines and/or trade actions against china or any country guilty of cyberas the not. officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the transaction. attorney general eric holder has a briefing scheduled on this later this afternoon. the defense department is holding a briefing today on civilian furlough. those sequester cuts hitting on march 1st. we have live coverage of the news conference starting at 1:00 eastern. auld this week the u.s. senate is on its presidents' day recess we are focusing on booktv and prime time. tonight at 8:00 eastern memoirs and biographies beginning with supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. and 9:25, cynthia helms, will a former cia director richard helms remembers her introduction into the world of secret intelligence. at 10:20 eastern the life and career of "national review" publisher. william rusher. .. >> we have shortened the board meetings considerably. we have staye
Feb 19, 2013 9:00am EST
process of secretary general's comments on iran to the "washington post" last week? >> okay. two good modeled questions in terms of their brevity. the question, also, i think raises the issue of proliferation around the region. one of the reasons why the obama administration says that iranian nuclear capability is such a threat is because it would lead to a cascade of proliferation around the middle east so i'd love it if you could address that as well. >> sure. first, i'll answer the question as posed very quickly, which is i'm just a dumb middle east expert, okay? [laughter] there's a session on iran, i'm talking about iran, but i have a great deal of sympathy for the sentiment which i think north korea is a big problem. in fact, we often had the debate is iran rationale, how would they behave? what i understand of north korea, you can barely fill a thimble what i know about north korea, but my sense is they are not entirely rational either or there's things in that regime that lead them to do things that are not rational to other people. that worries me enormously. taking it t
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm EST
much for your time. i am a canadian but go to school here in washington. i was wondering if you could spend a few moments giving your opinion on what the stakes are fort obama in this decision to be a i wonder if this is a high-stakes issue and can you risk alienating the key environmental support or is it a concern for him where she's not really at risk of losing the key constituencies here? >> it's a good question. and i will tell you the easy questions never come to the president's desk. that's part of the job. he's got an of difficult decisions to make. and i think the stakes are high. i think the stakes are high because the environmental community until recently and is pretty unified on this issue. canada is very forceful on the issue and as i said earlier, the facts matter and as they've now gotten into the act and a number of governors have as well, he has got to balance all sorts of different political constituencies along with the reality that, you know, every dollar that you invest, 90 cents gets reinvested back to the economy, he's worried about the economic recovery,
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